Sanders, Kenneth Wayne

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Kenneth Sanders
Kenneth Sanders

Kenneth Wayne Sanders  52, of Whiteside Community, died on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at his residence.

Kenneth was employed by Pilgrims Pride, was an avid Tennessee Vols fan and an amateur golfer. He always loved traveling and seeing new places with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Ann Keef Sanders; grandparents, Azee and Burton Sanders and John W. and Lucy Mae Sanders.

Survivors include his father, John T. Sanders; sisters, Karen Sanders Gore and Cristy Sanders Phillips; nieces, Candy (J.J.) Pangle, Whitney (Jackie) Ross, Alicia Phillips; nephews, Brent Farmer, Micah Phillips; great-nieces and nephews, Isaac Pangle, Kaelynn Farmer, Harmony Ross, Willow Ross, Jocelyn Ross, Alex Hardin; several great aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the chapel with Reverend John Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hooker Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423 265-4414.


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